At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.
Master's level position in the Therapeutic Foster Care program trains, recruits, and approves foster/ adoptive parents. The program provides care management services to children ages 6-17 who require out of home care and are capable of living in a family setting. They are children who have some combination of psychiatric, behavioral, and emotional disorders. Provides care management services to TFC homes in order to prevent the disruption of TFC children.
Clinician- IICAPS Sign on Bonus
Master’s degree in Marriage and Family, Clinical Counseling, or equivalent. Must be licensed or license eligible. Perform evaluations and treatment of children, parents, and families Carry a case load of 8 to 9 cases; averaging 5.5 hours of direct service per week per case. Provides psycho therapeutic services to families through individual, family, group or play therapy to promote change in the family system.
MDFT Clinician-Sign on Bonus
Master's Degree and licensed eligible. The MDFT program is a family focused, ecologically oriented evidence based model effective in the treatment of children/adolescents between the ages of 9 and 18 with substance abuse and/or dependence issues, or with disruptive behaviors and/or comorbid psychiatric issues who are at risk for substance abuse. MDFT is designed to reduce the influence of factors that place a child/adolescent at risk for substance abuse while strengthening the presence of protective factors, such as supporting a positive parent-child relationship.
The Milieu Nurse provides nursing services and administers medication as needed in a psychiatric residential treatment facility . The milieu nurse is also responsible for directly engaging with youth in care and assisting them in developing adaptive living skills. The milieu nurse also actively supervises, monitors, and manages crisis situations calmly and therapeutically in conjunction with the mental health workers. The milieu nurses are part of a multi-disciplinary team who work together to provide therapeutic services throughout a client’s stay.
Energetic Associates/Bachelor's level. motivated individual with future connection to expand BGV. Solid experience working with youth with disabilities in a school environment. Experience working with youth in crisis. May also work within one of our 24/7 residences.
Special Education Teacher-Sign on Bonus
Certified Special Education Teacher to be responsible for the assessment, planning, programming and provision of special education instruction in a milieu model of specialized services. DSAP, Initial, Provisional or professional CT State Special Education Teaching Certification required. Bachelor's degree in special education required. Master's degree is preferred.
The Lead Paraeducator is considered a leader within the classroom who provides direct care support, in the moment feedback and direction and is a role model for the Paraeducator/MHW in regards to behavior management, and supports educational and clinical services for the clients in the Charles F. Hayden School. When school is not in session the lead para educator has the opportunity to work in the shelter as a MHW. Must have Associates or Bachelors
The Bachelor's Level Reunification Specialist will provide reunification services according to Connecticut’s Reunification Model and provide therapeutic family time in order to maintain family relationships.
Mental Health Worker/Mentor
Entry level Mentor acts as a role model for and reinforces the youth’s individual needs plan. They drive youth to court, appointments and recreational trips. They are responsible for directly supervising and engaging with youth and assisting them in developing adaptive living skills. The Youth Mentor also actively supervises, monitors, and manages crisis situations. The REGIONS residential program will provide a home-like environment with a therapeutic based milieu for JJ involved male adolescents with a rehabilitation and treatment focus
Foster Care Support Worker
Bachelors Level Foster Care Support Worker provides services to youth and families in their homes and out in the community. The Support Worker develops a trusting supportive relationship with family members through direct contact in the context of home visits, phone contacts and assistance in times of crisis. They must work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the individual family needs, schedules, and in order to respond to crisis.
The Youth Mentor acts as a role model for and reinforces the youth’s individual needs plan. They drive youth to court, appointments and recreational trips. They are responsible for directly supervising and engaging with youth and assisting them in developing adaptive living skills. The Youth Mentor also actively supervises, monitors, and manages crisis situations.
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Masters Level Therapist provides in home clinical services to the child and other influencers in the child’s life (family, parents, school). The Therapist must work a flexible schedule in order to eliminate the factors that create risk for repeat maltreatment, out of home placement of the child, and continued substance misuse to promote the long-term sustainability and generalizability of treatment gains.
School Clinical Director
The Clinical Director coordinates and oversees the effective implementation of clinical services at Charles F. Hayden School (CFH), under the direction of the Director of Residencies. Provides a safe and effective therapeutic milieu by supervising the Milieu Managers as Clinical Manager. The Clinical Director is a member of the school leadership team, and works as a liaison with the Residencies’ leadership regarding clients that attend both programs to ensure clinical needs are being met in both settings. This position will work in close collaboration with CFH Educational Director who reports to the V.P of educational and Vocational Services.
Clinician- Safe Haven PSB
Masters Level Safe Haven PSB Clinician provides intensive clinical services to clients residing in the Safe Haven PSB program. This includes individual, group, and family therapies with some in home work.
The Safe Haven PSB program is a specialized residential treatment facility treating boys between the ages of 12-15.11 who exhibit problem sexual behaviors to the extent that they require a staff secure treatment facility to address their sexual acting out.
TFC Service Area Coordinator
The TFC Service Area Coordinator is a supervisory position responsible for the coordination of the referral and matching process in the service area assigned to Boys & Girls Village. In addition, this position will assist the Family Recruitment & Development Supervisor in the recruitment, approval of, and training of foster parents for the TFC Program.
MDFT Program Manager
The Program Manager is a licensed masters level mental health professional who directs and supervises the professional and administrative activities of the therapists and therapist assistants according to the MDFT model and consistent with contractual, licensing and payer obligations/requirements. The Program Manager will provide direct service as needed
Bachelor's Level Therapist Assistants develop a trusting supportive relationship with family members through direct contact in the context of home visits, phone contacts and assistance in times of crisis. They must work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the individual family needs, schedules, and in order to respond to crisis and are under the supervision of the Program Manager.
The Office Assistant is an office/administrative position under the immediate direction of the Office Manager. This position provides both a receptionist function as well as supporting a number of other clerical functions for the Bridgeport site. Work is performed primarily at the front office reception area. The receptionist is the person who is specifically employed by our Agency to courteously and graciously greet clients and their families and to handle all incoming calls.
Responsibilities often change daily with the needs of the specific individuals authorized to designate work to the receptionist, with the prior approval of the Office Manager
Part Time Art Therapy Consultant
Part Time Art Therapy Consultant to run groups primarily in evenings